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Okay, okay, I yield! ^^

Getting me to participate in the Blog It Forward Community Challenge was a group effort by Thomas Zloch, Lukas Weigelt and Jelena Perfiljeva, who made it official, when she joined their forces and included me in her great own BIF-entry. So you have them to thank for this. Or “thank”, you’ll be the judge of that. πŸ˜€

Well, here goes nothing…

Introduction

My name is Steffi Warnecke and though my name looks pretty simple to me, people still find ways to write it wrong. Especially “Steffie” is big, which strangely bugs me a lot more than the several spellings of my surname. ^^

I live in Germany, more precisely near Frankfurt/Main, where I work for a big, national company, that has several branches all over Germany. I’m part of the SAP team (d’oh) there and am responsible for the portals, the IdM, (the non-SAP) wiki and a third-party module for contract administration, that is integrated in SAP. Additionally I do trainings for new employees to show them the basics in the SAP-environment. I’m also the one that orders the office supplies for our department. πŸ˜€

So I am one of those allrounders and loving it! Since I’m interested in so many things (and every day find more), this is perfect for me. It keeps me learning and challenges me. I wouldn’t want it any other way, even though this means, I’ll never have the in-depth-knowledge, the specialists accumulate.

Fun Facts


Let’s see… I can sit in front of my huuuge LCD TV for hours (and hours) watching DVDs (which I collect) or playing a videogame. On the other hand I spend my last vacation hiking through the beautiful landscape that is Connemara in Ireland. So you can say, I’m an outdoorsy couch potato. *g*

Another fun fact: this is what my hair looks like:

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The BIF questions


First I’ll try my best with two of Jelenas questions.


What is your favorite place in the world?

Hmm, I’m kind of torn here…

Is it my big, red couch, where I lounge away comfortable while doing stuff (e.g. surfing or watching a DVD or playing a game). It’s definitly my HQ in the apartment and the place I can really relax.

Or is it the couch of my grandmother, while we watch silly soap operas together, which is our daily routine (from 2 pm to 4 pm!) when I visit home for some days.

Or one of the great places I have seen and fell in love with like San Francisco, that I visited for a week on my 3-week-trip through the USA last year. Or the beautiful and wild Connemara, that I want and WILL visit again someday?

I can’t really say. I’m just glad, all those places exist and that I can go back there anytime. πŸ™‚

What was your dream job as a kid?

Another tough on, hmm. Like I mentioned in Jelenas blog, I was born in Eastern Germany, but I had the great fortune, that I just spend a part of my childhood behind the Iron Curtain (and at that age, you don’t really experience the restriction). So while I grew up the wall fell and pretty much anything was possible. If I just could make up my mind that is. πŸ˜€

I’m very curious, always was, so I really can’t remember, if there was that one job I wanted to do when being a grown-up. Maybe care for and training horses, like my mother was. Or doing something like biology. Or… something else.

I still couldn’t decide years later, when the clock was really ticking. I went from thinking about florist to construction draftsman to pathologist. Yes, wide spread, welcome to my mind. ^^ The last year before my graduation is the reason, I’m here right know and writing this, because there we learned Turbo Pascal in our IT class and that made me look for IT-related training, because I had so much fun doing it.

The “surprise” question: If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

Okay, probably not really a surprise to people, who have witnessed my love for Matts quote-sprinkled blogs, but I don’t care! πŸ˜›

Being a fan of fantastic stories, it’s no wonder that I thought about which of those amazing powers I would love to possess, if I had the choice of picking one. Flying? To woosh to places I love to be instead of traveling for hours and hours? Or better yet beaming? Or how about slow aging. Or super healing?

Well, all of those and more are great, but the one I want to have is the ability to speak, read, write and understand all languages, still used or dead. Like I said, I’m really curious, so to have the chance to speak to everyone, understanding everything there is to read when I visit a foreign country and learning something about other cultures without the language barrier, that would just be awesome! Like the texts, the ancient peoples left. Or just the menu in a Japanese restaurant. Or helping some poor tourist looking for the right way. Or asking for it myself. Or discussing with deaf people per sign language!

Even when I just think of all those possibilities, I’m getting really excited! πŸ˜€

I know, I could just learn a lot of languages. And I have on my “life – todo”-list to learn Japanese and Sign Language. But there is the time thing and the other one with forgetting the learned information when there is no chance of practicing every day. And also I’m kind of lazy when it comes to learn by heart, since I’m more of a practical person. ^^

So in short: being omniglot. πŸ™‚

Coming to an end

In the traditonof the BIF-spirit, I blog it forward to Akhilesh Singh, kishan P and  Gordon Du and challenge them to answer the following questions:

  • Name the person who affected you most in your career/ way of thinking and why?
  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?
  • Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?

EDIT on October,14th 2014:

Because that one extra push can make all the difference I’ll pass the baton to Colleen Hebbert and Matt Fraser, too. Now you guys, we’re waiting… impatiently and curious. And because I simply can, I throw another question on top of the three above for you two:

  • What is the movie or TV series, that describes your life so far the best?

To see how it’s best done, read the Blog It Forward Community Challenge -document. It really helped me. πŸ™‚

So there you have it, my BIF-entry. Kind of fun writing it and I hope, it was worth reading this far. ^^ If not, you know who to blame.

Regards,

Steffi.

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  1. Matt Pollicove

    Thanks for the mention Steffi!  We red heads need to stick together!  I surprised you didn’t comment on my latest blog entry which had a Seven of Nine quote.  Or are you not a fan of Voyager?

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Hey Matt! Well, you deserved it! ^^

      I read it, but haven’t found the time yet to comment properly on the blog. I didn’t want to leave just a bit about the quote, completly ignoring the main content. *g*

      I have to say, I didn’t watch Voyager as much as I watched Next Generation or Deep Space Nine. I can’t really say why though. πŸ˜• Maybe it was Janeway.

      And redheads for the win! πŸ˜€ Even though I’m just an artificial one. But I have this color so many years, it’s just more me than the natural one. ^^

      Thank you for commenting!

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      1. Tammy Powlas

        I like Next Generation & Deep Space Nine too

        Many moons ago I watched soaps with my mom too – but they are not shown that much here in the U.S. any more

        I get my soap fix by watching EastEnders on YouTube – I got hooked on that when I visited London/Derby a long time ago…

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        1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

          Oh, British series are dangerous, I know! My friend and I had our daily appointment with “Heartbeat” when we were on vacation for a week in London this year. It’s not a soap per se, but the characters were just so adorable. *g*

          I didn’t keep on watching it after I got home though. Already got enough series to follow. πŸ˜€

          I’ve never seen EastEnders, I have to say. But I think I have heard of it. And now that I googled it, it’s no wonder I had heard of it. It’s running since 1985! 😯

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Thank you, Rama. Yeah, I know, right? ^^ But if I had put it up to do it someday, I know I would have just gotten to lazy to do it in the end. And since I really couldn’t disappoint Thomas… πŸ˜€

      Cameras don’t love me I’m afraid, but since my hair is the most dominant part of my appearence anyway, I went with that. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Ravi Sankar Venna

    Hi Steffi,

    Welcome to BIF. Good to know you. πŸ™‚

    It is not fair to hide your face, all the Community members are eager to see you. πŸ˜‰

    I only know “two” Steffis from Germany, one is Steffi Graf, the greatest woman tennis player and the second one is you. πŸ˜†

    Best Regards,

    Ravi

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Hello Ravi. Thank you for the welcome. And it’s not that bad to be in one line with Steffi Graf. ^^

      I’m afraid the community has to be satisfied with my shiny hair. πŸ˜›

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        1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

          Ah… I’m pretty sure, it will get over it. ^^

          It was either that or no picture at all, so it was a compromise. πŸ˜‰ I didn’t want you guys to have just to read a lot of text, since I like looking at pictures too. And, well… look at it! Shiny and pink! How can that not be enough?! πŸ˜€

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            1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

              Thank you. πŸ™‚ IMO that’s one quality, everyone should have. It makes life a lot easier and even more worth living for. And I just love cheering people up!

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Hey hey, Chan. Thank you, I will keep on with the smiling. I love it to much and the effect it has on other people (the confused look, some get for example… πŸ˜€ ) to stop it. *g*

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      1. Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

        Why take tension of people.. Don’t worry what they will think.. Most of people don’t use their brain very often πŸ˜€ ..

        a SMILE is the

                                     PRETTIEST

                                                                Thing you can wear..

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        1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

          Don’t worry, I don’t. πŸ˜‰

          And it’s amazing to see that most smile back ( and mostly still a little confused-looking). It looks like our society isn’t used to smiling faces anymore. I think, that definitly needs changing! πŸ™‚

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                    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                      Just people with hearts out of stone!

                      You’re right. See? I never had a conversation about smiling before, but that is talking to people! You never know where the conversation will take you. Another reason why I love the internet and communities like this. πŸ™‚

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      2. K S

        have you ever had that habbit, when you smile @ wrong place, like in a meeting when some serious discussion is happening. Shame, thats 1 place where smiling too much puts in trouble and im always there πŸ˜‰

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        1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

          Hmm, no. I never had that happen. But I once had a user, who found my way of calming him and smoothing the situation by giving a little laugh not quite so great. That can happen, but won’t change how I work. ^^ Or live (since I’m doing the same in my private life).

          People are different, so they react different and there are people out there, who will always take what you say or do the wrong way. I can adapt to pretty much any kind of person now (experience for the win), but some people – I think – just want to make you uncomfortable, not matter how much you want to help them. πŸ™‚

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          1. K S

            best is to act dumb, as if you dont understand anything when people let you down πŸ˜€ I always do that. And then take them for a coffee, to really calm them out of any grudges they have on me (while previously i wud yell right on face, sometimes i still do, working on the coffee strategy more). Any ways steffi (and not steffie), i really appreciate you personally for  being so down to earth and so helpful. Sometimes i may miss out on thankyou, coz im rushing through, but seriously im thankful to so many, which definitely includes you πŸ™‚

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            1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

              I can’t act dumb. Well, I can, but I don’t like to. ^^ Dumbing down to people like that tends to give them the proof for their thoughts (that you don’t know, what the hell you’re doing and therefor their problem is your fault. It doesn’t help them and more importantly it doesn’t help me.) But maybe you do something different. Could you explain, what you mean? πŸ™‚

              Soooo I just keep calm and handle them as impartial as possible. That’s the best way I learned. Yelling doesn’t solve anything, which is also a lesson some users should learn. πŸ˜€ I find that most people calm down, if you stay calm. That’s the same with nervous, anxious users, who are afraid, they just destroyed the whole system. *g*

              And I had users apologise to me, too, after I brought across, that I am just trying to help them and there is no need to attack me (which they did not on purpose, but in their anger because of the problem).

              On the other side, there is always the type of user I mentioned earlier. The one who just doesn’t care, who has to vent and tries to bring you down. I’m just glad, they are the minority.

              And you are very welcome! πŸ™‚ Talking to a lot of different people from different places helps build up social skills. And you can learn not only technical stuff here, but the also needed “soft” skills. ^^

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              1. K S

                by acting dumb i mean – let them say “whatever” and just make them feel they are right. But just recognising the key points which you should never agree to and have them rather convinced. Like i havent had much of experience with users but with whatever i had, what i do is, if they dont agree with me on how my reports or application should work – i take them their route step by step and make them see how it doesnt work their way during which I make them them think they are wiser than me and then make them drill down to what they say and have them come to the point where they see “why SAP works on certain information relations” – that way they feel “respected and better than us” and they “agree”. Sometimes they still dont agree, in which case, i remind them the points they agreed to and i escalate the matter to my functional guy. But well im too much of a junior to really “know it all”, and so i follow so many experts, like you πŸ™‚

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                1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                  I’m no expert. πŸ˜‰ Believe me, when I say that. I’m only in SAP-related waters since 2010. And I learn constantly.

                  User support was part of my job all of my career (since 2000), but I know how I started there and how hard it was at the beginning, because I hadn’t the experience both in communicating with users nor in the area I was working in. When the phone rang, it was like “Oh no! What are they gonna ask now?! What if I can’t help? I don’t want to feel stupid. I don’t want them to think I don’t know what I’m doing! You take the phone!” *pushing it to the other intern*

                  And like one month later, we fought for taking the call! πŸ˜€

                  You’ll get the experience and confidence over time. That’s just the way it works. πŸ™‚ And it looks like you have already found your way in dealing with the more difficult users. πŸ˜‰ Even though I wouldn’t go that far in letting them feel they are better than me. Respect goes both ways.

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  3. Thomas Zloch

    Wow, that was quick, I’m amazed!

    Thanks for revealing a bit more about you, always great to see your input in the discussions “About SCN” and other topics.

    Cheers

    Thomas

    P.S. what colour is this, magenta?

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Thank you, Thomas! Since you were the one, that started this for me, I’m even more happy, that you liked, what you read. And thank you very much for the compliment. Coming from you, that makes me proud! πŸ™‚

      I needed to use the momentum you guys gave me with your push, that’s why I just started writing the moment I got home. ^^

      And yes, kind of. I like to call it “Dark Pink”. πŸ˜€

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Hi Moshira,

      thank you. And great that I could brighten your day! πŸ™‚

      PS: I’m still in love with it, even after all these years I’m wearing that color. Makes me smile and grin every time I’m having it freshed up at my hairdresser. πŸ˜€

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Good day to you, too, Sir! πŸ™‚ Thank you very much, although I’m not quite sure what you mean by “blog color”, but maybe that is a problem of translation on my side. ^^

      I’ll do my best to not disappoint. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Suseelan Hari

        Hi Steffi,

        Nothing you have disappointed. I compared your hair with blog. Both are very colorful and nice to see/ Also nice to read your blogs.

        Regards,

        Hari Suseelan

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      “Generalist specialist”? Maybe that’s why people come to me with all sorts of problems, even when it’s not my area. πŸ˜€ I need to change my business card…

      You’re welcome, KS. ^^

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  4. Jelena Perfiljeva

    Wow, Steffi, this must be the fastest BIF response ever! πŸ™‚ (And this is while some people chose to ignore multiple calls – yes, looking at you, Otto Gold.)

    Very nice to get to know you better and loved your hair. As for the picture – well, SCN had to make me a member of the month to coax the picture out of me, so we’ll get there. πŸ™‚

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Thank you, Jelena. Since you “all” were so anxious to get my BIF-blog, I wanted to deliver as fast as possible. *gg*

      I don’t think, I’ll ever be MotM, so I’m safe. πŸ˜€

      BTW: My hair got a fresh-up on Friday, which means it’s glowing like crazy when I’m standing under artificial light. ^^

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        1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

          Well, the used picture is old, BUT I took it right after I came home from a fresh-up. So… that’s how I look right now. ^^

          Just imagine it even brighter and you have me in an elevator with great light. πŸ˜€

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      1. Laure Cetin

        Nice blog Steffi!

        I’ve seen you engage a lot in all community-related discussion and I love your sense of humor and good nature. I can see your personality through your posts and I like it, and I think many others do as well.

        And I will end with just one last comment. Never say never!
        Laure πŸ˜‰

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        1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

          Aww, thank you very much, Laure! You make me blush, indeed. 😳 Yes, I know, I’m everywhere. That’s my curious nature and my helper complex coming together with my love to discuss and talk about pretty much everything there is. ^^

          Thank you again. I’m grinning now (big time) with pride. *g*

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  5. Gali Kling Schneider

    Wow awesome blog! Thanks for sharing and I love your hair πŸ˜‰

    I think your superpower totally rocks and as I was told just the other day, going back and forth between languages helps keep your mind sharp and supposedly alzheimer away so it really does have super’power’!

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Aww, cool! I didn’t even know that! So I guess jumping between German and English all the time is at least a start. ^^

      And thank you very much. 😳 It looks like posting the pic of my hair was the perfect choice. Nobody would have noticed my face anyway. And who can blame them? πŸ˜€ I see it every day and still smile and grin with joy, when looking in the mirror. It’s just such a “feel good”-color! 😎

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  6. Suhas Saha

    Hello Steffi,

    I don’t want to sound repetitive by saying the BIF was great, was quick etc etc. Just that as people are busy complementing on your masterstroke of putting the pic of your hair, i was stuck on –

    Let’s see… I can sit in front of my huuuge LCD TV for hours (and hours) watching DVDs (which I collect) or playing a videogame

    Which game do you play? Are you a PS/Xbox/Wii buff?

    BR,

    Suhas

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Hello, Suhas! I’m currently mostly playing on my XBox360. Just started “Dragon Age” again one there, because it’s a game I began like 2 years ago, but never finished. I was playing “L.A. Noire” before that, am  at ~ 72 percent and bored, so it was time to change it up. ^^ Before that I finished “Red Dead Redemption.” So I’m obviously a Role Play-fan. *g*

      I started on PC back when (with Diablo), but my old computer became pretty fast too slow for all the games, so I jumped to console with the PS2 10 years ago. I still have that one. And the first XBox. And some handhelds, too. And somewhere is a SNES. ^^

      Since this year I can also play games on my PC again, because I exchanged my ~ 8 year old computer for a notebook. I play “The Witcher” on that one, but have also “Fallout 2” installed on there (just tried that out, though, to see if it works. That has to wait, till the other one is finished). That’s from a CD from 1999, so I was pretty surprised it would even work on my Windows 8 machine! Sadly “Fallout 1” is not. *sign*

      Ah… videogames… a topic I could talk about for hours and hours… πŸ˜€

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      1. Bruno Esperança

        Well… if you get bored with role playing games… like me, why don’t you go for less boring games? GTA5 and Battlefield 4 are definitely on my list for 2014 πŸ™‚

        Greetings from Iphofen! πŸ™‚

        Bruno

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        1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

          I’ve got 2 GTAs at home. ^^ Just because I like RPGs best, doesn’t mean I don’t play other stuff, too. πŸ˜‰ But I don’t like the ego-perspective, so the shooter-genre is not on my list most of the time. Though there is always Splinter Cell… πŸ˜€

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          1. Bruno Esperança

            Hmm… ego-perspective… not sure what you mean.

            Anyways, the only RPG I actually ended was Borderlands 2, and I really had to force myself to do it! I tried Skyrim but there was so much reading involved I gave up very soon. My girlfriend was always making fun of me saying that whenever she looked at the screen I was reading. Might as well read a book instead hahaha. Other than shooters… since you have a PC now I would say my favorite non shooter game would have to be Rome Total War. Might be a bit old but it’s one hell of a game, still actual. I haven’t tried the new Total War games as I don’t play videogames that much anymore :/

            Cheers!

            Bruno

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            1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

              Ego-perspective… when you don’t see your character, only its hands. ^^ I like third-person, so that’s what I meant.

              Ooooh, strategic games. Hmm, that’s a genre, where I either get bored fast or tooo much is waiting for me to be done and I get buried and then leave the game frustrated because of that. πŸ˜€ I’d rather handle a single character or a small group of them instead of a whole village/town/city/empire. But nontheless I keep on trying (last with Anno 1701).

              The storypart with talking to other characters and – yeah – reading is one of the things I like. Do you know the Mass Effects-triology? It’s RPG and action. Like Dragon Age, if you like a fantasy setting better.

              And as far as I understood, you can get lost in Skyrim, because the world is so open. πŸ˜€

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              1. Bruno Esperança

                Oh ok… but most RPG’s now are first person, Fallout, Skyrim, Mass Effect… (I tried Mass Effect… uninstalled after 10 minutes). I hate the multiple option replies that blatantly scream “option A: I’m a nice guy, option B: I’m a don’t care guy, option C: I’m an evil guy”.

                When I play them I feel like I’m just dying slowly and wasting my life πŸ˜›

                Most strategy games also bore me. They tend to always be the same… get as much resources as possible as fast as possible, build a massive army, destroy the enemy. The Total War franchise is different. If you haven’t tried any of them, give Rome Total War a try next time you feel like trying a strategy game and let me know. It’s cheap and it still works on windows 7. Don’t know about windows 8 though!

                Cheers! πŸ™‚

                Bruno

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                1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                  Mass Effect is in third person or I wouln’t have played it. ^^ Hmm, okay. So not yours. That’s okay. There are a lot of different games out there. Fallout 3 is third person also btw. And 1 and 2, too, but they are round-based, so I don’t know if that’s for you. πŸ˜€

                  I will give it a try. I like Acient Rome a lot, so that’s a plus, too. ^^

                  Thank you for the tipps (and “nerdy” conversation *g*). πŸ™‚

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                  1. Bruno Esperança

                    I liked round-based when I was 18 and played Pokemon on my Nintendo advance hahaha! πŸ˜€

                    I had Final Fantasy XI (I think) for the PS2. I was enjoying it, and the story… until I was up against this mega boss which I had no chance against. So I was running around killing the “smaller” enemies for about one hour. And then I killed the boss. After realizing what had just happened I stopped playing it and never played a similar game again lol!! I feel it’s an insult to my intellect.

                    Ah yes I think in Fallout and Mass Effect you have the option to switch between third and first-person, correct? Never thought that would make such a difference to anyone! That’s funny πŸ™‚

                    Cheers, have fun!

                    Bruno

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                    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                      I never played Pokemon. Did I miss out on something? ^^

                      And don’t remind me of Final Fantasy. -.- I have stopped X, when I failed against a dragon boss for like 4 hours straight. Never touched that game again.

                      Well, I don’t like it, when I can’t see what’s going behind “me” (read: my avatar in the game). πŸ˜€ I tried some games with first-person perspective, but I just don’t like it. That’s why I never finished Half-Life for example.

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            2. Suhas Saha

              I haven’t tried the new Total War games as I don’t play videogames that much anymore :/

              Ahhh, C’mon … Once a gamer, always a gamer 😎

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              1. Bruno Esperança

                Haha… that is true! What has changed for me the most is that now I have trouble spending entire DAYS on a row playing something! Especially such time-consuming games as the Total War games! I did not keep track how many hours I spent until I finished Rome Total War but if I had to estimate… maybe over 100 hours?

                And… it must be more or less uninterrupted… or in other words it’s not something you can put aside for one month or two, or you’ll lose completely what your strategy was, what you were planning to conquer, etc etc… So that complicates things even more!

                As I replied in your other thread, right now I’m on Portal 2 (should be rather quick to complete) and Rocksmith… which doesn’t really have a story line or whatever, you just pick the guitar and play, so yeah, it’s not so much that I don’t like playing anymore, I just restricted the genres to “instant gratification” and “stop and start as I feel”. So definitely not compatible with RPG’s and big strategy games πŸ™‚

                Cheers man!

                Bruno

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                1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                  Portal 2 is on my list of “started, but not yet finished”. πŸ˜€ But I’m in the last quarter or something, so maybe I get it done this weekend.

                  @Suhas: Ah, it’s waiting for you at home, think about it that way. πŸ™‚

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                  1. Bruno Esperança

                    Are you sure you’re in the last quarter? Because when you think you’re about to finish it… BAM! Some stuff happens (which I will not disclose to prevent spoiling it to anyone) and you find yourself in a whole new “testing facility” πŸ™‚

                    Cheers!

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                    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                      I know. ^^ That’s why I know where I’m at. Also if I take the hours in account, that I have already played it in comparison to the first Portal, I should be nearing the end.

                      @Suhas: At least you have your handheld. πŸ˜‰

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                      1. Bruno Esperança

                        Hi again! Yup, Portal 2 is at least twice as big as the first one.

                        I ended up finishing Portal 2 yesterday. Damn I didn’t remember those last puzzles to be so difficult! But I managed πŸ™‚ Good luck!!

                        Now I got the urge to play rome total war but I left my copy in Portugal noooooooo πŸ˜₯

                        Have fun everyone!

                        Bruno

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                  2. Suhas Saha

                    @Suhas: Ah, it’s waiting for you at home, think about it that way

                    I shifted to Frankfurt in August last year & have my PS3 back in India. πŸ˜₯

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        2. Suhas Saha

          Wow so many gamers on SDN πŸ™‚

          I like the Spliter Cell series too, Sam Fisher is just awesome. Every year i make it a point to buy EA Sports FIFA & Call of Duty. And grab a copy whenever the new game for God of War & Batman is released.

          Though most of my online gaming hours are spent on FIFA.

          I do not have my PS with me right now, so no gaming for me for the last 4 months πŸ™ Just playing Rayman & FIFA on my Vita, but doesn’t give the thrill of big screen gaming though.

          Greetings from suhas_ynwa πŸ˜›

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          1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

            Hi Suhas. ^^

            The first two Batman’s are in my collection, too. I have not played them yet (well, I played part of the demo of the first one and failed miserably back then πŸ˜€ ), but I sure will.

            Right now I try to finish all those games I started, before beginning a new one. That means, I have to finish ~ 7 games. πŸ˜† 3 on the the 3DS alone. The handheld I use for puzzle games, that have a story. Like the Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton series. And stuff like 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward (which I have the means to finish next! 😏 ).

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            1. Suhas Saha

              Batman is awesome – both the titles have their own charm. I was so looking forward to Batman: Arkham Origins, but have to wait for sometime though πŸ™

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  7. Lukas Weigelt

    Weeee! Just came back from vacation and what do I see? Excellent, excellent :>

    Nice blog! I’m glad you took up the BIF challenge after some slight motivation ;o

    So I’m obviously a Role Play-fan. *g*

    Yay! A fellow rpg fan! πŸ˜† ‘The Witcher’  and ‘Dragon Age’ (Origins) are pretty good indeed. I personally like the ‘good old’ stuff like the Baldur’s Gate Saga, that always felt like reading a good sci-fi novel…. *in the voice of an old man*: Those were the days… those were the days… >.<

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Well well, I have the BGII box at home, too. ^^ But I never finished the game (just played ~ 10 or 15 hours). πŸ™ I have to say, I have a lot of trouble with the round system. I guess starting with Diablo spoiled me for it, so I’m more for real time action. But since I have Fallout 2 on my system now and it’s round based, too (I died like 15 times in the tutorial mission…), maybe that will get me motivated enough to try Baldur’s Gate again, since that style of game still looks nice today. Not like the old “Might & Magic”s. :X

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  8. Sudhir S.V

    Hi Steffi,

    How many languages are you able to speak now ?

    I saw the video interview of your MoM. You are speaking a good English.

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Thank you! Sadly I hardly get a chance to practice my English in talks, but I guess I got through the interview good enough. *g*

      I just can speak German and English well enough to comunicate. From the Latin and French lessons I had in school there is not enough left to even have small talk. πŸ˜€

      The laziness is yet in the way of starting to learn another language. But I will someday!

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          1. Sudhir S.V

            Sorry πŸ™‚

            What I mean is, in almost every company in germany they speak in german language than English. This is what I had heard from others. That is the reason I am asking you, is it correct ?

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            1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

              Yes. But the question is, why wouldn’t we speak German in Germany? πŸ˜€ It is probably different in an international company, but when your in a national company I don’t see anything strange in that, that the language of the country is the normal spoken language in the company. I would think that is everywhere in the world the case, is it not? oO

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                1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                  Oh, you will have “fun” with the grammar there. πŸ˜€ I’m really glad, I learned German as mother tongue, because it’s no fun to learn, if you didn’t grow up with it, I bet.

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                  1. Sudhir S.V

                    Sicher ! Ich wünschen Ich könnte lernen richtig πŸ˜‰

                    If it is wrong excuse me. I believe google translator work correctly.

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                    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

                      Well, the words are correct. The grammar… not so much. πŸ˜€ But I understand it. *g*

                      The problem with translators is, they can translate the words, but sometimes words have different meanings or a completly new one (if you combine them to proverbs, for example). So if you use translators, the other party will probably have a laugh sometimes over what comes as a result. πŸ˜€

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                      1. Sudhir S.V

                        Searching some tutorial like stuff in google. Next time I will try to convey in correct meaning πŸ˜‰

                        But it is not going to be that easy. Very difficult and confusing πŸ˜•

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  9. Prachi Goel

    Hi Steffi..

    Good BIF..Good to know about your beautiful world πŸ™‚

    Especially I like your hair color and i also love to watch DVD..

    Keep Smiling as always cause life is too short for great fun and when we smile everything is easy for us. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      Thank you,Sakthikumar. Even though I am a WOman. πŸ˜€ But yeah, attitude is there, but I really hope of the good kind. *g*

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  10. Matt Fraser

    Hmm, will Jürgen‘s wrath come crashing down on my head for reanimating an old BIF? No, I rather think not. πŸ˜‰

    You know, I think yours may have been the first BIF I read, back when you were Member of the Month. I’m not sure now, but I think that’s about the time I became ‘aware’ of the BIF concept and started paying attention. Look at it now, five pages of comments!

    Very well! I’ll have to gather up some photos and put together a story, but I will do it. The challenge for me will be to keep it down to a reasonable length. πŸ™‚

    Colleen Hebbert, the challenge is on!

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    1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

      I like short stories as much as long novels, so if you have something interesting to tell and it takes looots of lines, do it! ^^

      A whole year and your BIF is not done yet. Tzz… Matt… but there are some other participants, who took a long time, too. One can wait for good content. πŸ˜‰

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            1. Steffi Warnecke Post author

              Yeah, I know. That probably has to be some kind of record. ^^

              It went kind of like this: “Nah, I won’t write one.” – “Do it!” – “Okay.”

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